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New York Times: N.F.L.’s Unsteady Stance on a Tricky Gambling Landscape

As the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo is a lightning rod for many things, starting with his team’s inability to make it to the Super Bowl, and the pop stars he has dated. The N.F.L. thrust him deeper into the spotlight this month when it reiterated its rules that prohibit players from taking part in […]

Nevada Public Radio: American Gaming Association Calls NFL’s Casino Ban Outdated

Tony Romo’s National Fantasy Football Convention at the Venetian isn’t taking place, after the NFL stepped in and cancelled the event. The fantasy football convention will now be held next month in Los Angeles. But, the gaming industry’s lobbying group wants to make sure everyone knows their displeasure with the NFL’s decision. According to NFL policy, “players […]

Attorney General Lynch Invited to Join New Initiative to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling Operations

Washington, DC –Now that the United States Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, the American Gaming Associations (AGA) is inviting her to join state attorneys general and other top law enforcement officials in partnership with the gaming industry through its recently launched initiative to crack down on illegal gambling operations. In a keynote address […]

Attorney General Must Tackle Rampant Illegal Gambling Operations

Washington, DC– The American Gaming Association (AGA) today urged Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking member, to ensure the next attorney general will crack down on illegal gambling activities that are prevalent across the United States.  The AGA’s letter calling attention to this important issue comes a day […]

Super Bowl Illegal Bets to Be $3.8 Billion,Trade Group Says

Illegal betting in the U.S. on the Super Bowl will be about 38 times more by value than Nevada casinos typically accept in wagers on the National Football League championship, the American Gaming Association said. Americans will wager about $3.8 billion illegally on the Feb. 1 game, the Washington-based casino industry trade group said in […]

Illegal Super Bowl Bets to Total $3.8 Billion This Year

Washington, DC– According to a first-ever estimate by the American Gaming Association (AGA) released today, Americans will make $3.8 billion worth of illegal bets on this year’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. That figure stands in stark contrast to the approximately $100 million bet legally on the Super Bowl each year. […]

American Gaming Association Welcomes FinCEN Guidance on Sports Books, Urges Further Scrutiny of Illegal Sports Betting

Washington, DC –American Gaming Association (AGA) President and Chief Executive Officer Geoff Freeman released the following statement after the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance for sports book operations: “AGA members are committed to robust anti-money laundering measures in every aspect of their operations and invest significant resources to tailor risk-based compliance programs for every corner of the […]